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1

With what populations might you expect to see pruritis?

aka itching
- diabetes, hyperthyroidism, drug hypersensitivity

2

When might a patient have uticaria?

aka hives
- allergic response to drugs or infection

3

T/F: Chronic alcoholism can cause rashes.

true

4

When you examine your patient, you find that he has an edemanous ankle. What should your follow up questions and exam look like?

- what positions alleviate or make worse the swelling?
- any cardiac/lung/kidney issues?
- measure the edema with girth and palpation

5

T/F: Clubbing can occur in IBD.

false, occurs with chron's disease and hypoxemia

6

What does the Schamroth's window test look for?

clubbing - should see diamond shaped space between fingernails when they're put together

7

So when you're assessing the integumentary system, what should you assess?

examine for edema, changes in nails, changes in skin, color of skin, any lesions or growths, temp of skin

8

If someone is jaundiced, where will you see this yellow color?

sclera of eyes, lips, and skin

9

Hemosiderin changes are associated with what?

venous insufficiency (chronic)

10

In what population might you see hirsutism?

aka male pattern hair growth in women
- cushing's, tumor, PCOS